A Literary “Swiss Army Knife”

Review:  The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin By Idries Shah  As a child both the Bible and Mad Magazine shook me up. Both moved me to reflect on my life, my world and beyond. When I read Idries Shah’s The Sufis as an adult, I met an outlandish character...

REVIEW: A PERFUMED SCORPION BY IDRIES SHAH

This book is filled with surprises for thoughtful, adventurous readers who value questioning their assumptions about people and society. It helped me begin to see the perfume and the scorpion: the overlay and reality; the hypocrisy and self-deception in ourselves and...

What Does it Mean to be Human?

THE HUMAN JOURNEY About 100,000 years ago modern humans appeared in East Africa and the Middle East. Research in genetics, evolutionary biology, anthropology, linguistics and history help us follow the major routes taken by modern humans in their expansion from these...